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Lamar Cardinals vs McNeese State Cowboys Preview

McNeese State CowboysLamar Cardinals
March 3, 4:30 PM | Montagne Center

McNeese State Cowboys vs Lamar Cardinals Odds

15-13TEAM RECORD19-11

The Cardinals hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the McNeese State Cowboys pay a visit to Montagne Center on the college basketball betting menu.

The Cardinals bring a 19-11 record (3-0 ATS) to this tilt against the 15-13 Cowboys, who are 1-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Lamar go 2-1 so far and the Cowboys go 0-1.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Cardinals at No. 39 and the Cowboys at No. 80 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 76-70 result in favor of the Cardinals.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Lamar's No. 41-ranked offense, averaging 74.5 PPG, against a Cowboys defense that ranks No. 116 at 64.8 PPG. The Cardinals field goal percentage has averaged 43.4% so far, more than the Cowboys marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.3% per game.

Defensively, McNeese State features the nation's No. 138-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.5 points per game. Lamar, meanwhile, comes in at No. 41 nationally in scoring at home.

McNeese State was a 64-57 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Southeastern Louisiana. The Cowboys endured a 64-57 loss at the hands of the Lions on Wednesday, despite an 18 -point effort from Patrick Richard at SLU University Center.

Lamar was an 81-65 winner in its last match on the road against Texas State. Lamar got 25 points from Anthony Miles en route to an 81-65 victory over Texas State on Wednesday at Strahan Coliseum.